Monthly Archives: November 2022

Strong Words

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” “My book came out; and people began to think that topsy-turvy Louisawould amount to something after all.” “Some books are so familiar, that reading them is like … Continue reading

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Unexpected Findings

An inspiring story: For 10 long years, Professor Alexander Fleming searched for ways to kill bacteria. Then one day, he was tidying up his laboratory and getting ready to leave. He stacked several dirty dishes in an antiseptic bath in … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

As we begin our holiday, may your life be full of  joy and gratitude, now and always: God’s WorldEdna St. Vincent Millay “O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!Thy winds, thy wide gray skies!Thy mists, that roll and rise!Thy … Continue reading

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Your Best

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”   Epictetus A Stoic philosopher with a flair for living a full life in dangerous times, Epictetus knew about the value of strong, … Continue reading

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Perseverance Pays

“Genius is divine perseverance. Genius I cannot claim nor even extra brightness, but perseverance all can have.” Woodrow Wilson “People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.” Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller’s teacher … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

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Keep Growing

The work itself will teach you.”   Old Estonian proverb “Satisfaction — that comes from work.”   Paul Cezanne Sometimes what falls away frees us. Have you found that to be true? I know I have. Just this holiday weekend, buoyed and … Continue reading

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Carnegie Counsels

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy ones will take care of themselves.” Dale Carnegie is widely considered to be the father of positive thinking. He believed that circumstances bow to the strength and focus of a mind unencumbered by … Continue reading

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“Forget Safety”

Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. He’s has called described the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States. His work has been translated in many languages around the world. I … Continue reading

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All Artists

Every child is an artist. The problem is how we remain an artist once we grow up.”Pablo Picasso OK, I have to admit that today was not a banner day writing-wise. No matter what my good intentions were, I just … Continue reading

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